Cruise the Bay of Quinte Aboard the Island Queen!

Published on : Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bay-of-QuinteSummer is officially here this week and with it the return of the Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise.


The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce invites residents and visitors alike to enjoy a three hour cruise around the Bay of Quinte aboard the beautiful Island Queen.


This year, the cruise will take place on Friday, July 18 offering two cruises – an Afternoon Cruise starting at 1:00 pm and an Evening Cruise starting at 7:00pm.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the Bay of Quinte scenery that can only be appreciated from the water,” says Mike Cowan, Chair of the Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise “With the continued enthusiasm shown from the community, this annual event has become a big part of the growth of the Trenton Downtown Festival on the Bay and something many people look forward to every year.”
Passengers are invited to relax aboard the majestic Mississippi paddlewheeler from Kingston 1000 Islands Boat Lines. Both cruises are open to the public, and are wheelchair accessible.


Afternoon Cruise tickets are $45 and Evening Cruise tickets are $65. Special discounts of $10 per person for groups of ten or more are available for both cruises.
Enjoy a beautiful scenic cruise in the afternoon.


The evening cruise has a selection of desserts from Chef Nelson at Batawa Ski Hill, wine tasting from Sandbanks Winery and cheeses from Saputo.


A cash bar is located on the first and second decks with open air seating on the top deck. The band Cold Creek County will be entertaining everyone with live music on the evening cruise adding country flair.
“We start boarding each cruise about a half hour before departure at Fraser Park Marina, in downtown Trenton,” says Jillian McCormick, event coordinator. “We encourage everyone to spend the day downtown and enjoy the side walk sale, art in the Riverfront Square and live music from Downtown Trenton’s Festival on the Bay and then join us on the cruise.”
The cruises will depart from Fraser Park Marina in Trenton. Tickets are available in advance at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce.



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